The Town of Elma was formed by the Board of Supervisors of Erie
County by using parts of the town of Aurora and Lancaster. It
is in the center of the County of Erie in the State of New York.
It became officially a town in March of 1857 when the first
town meeting was held. It was named Elma because of a large
Elm tree that stood at the corner of Bowen Road and Clinton
The Elma Historical Society meets the second Monday of each
month at 7:30 pm in the Senior Center directly behind the Historical
Museum on Bowen Road.